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Hi, I’m Cello, and as an audiophile and cratedigger, I realized that I am endlessly fascinated by the mind of a musician. What makes an amazing producer? Is it their technical know-how, or their innate musicianship? Is it an ear for a hit or a knack for the commercial? The ability to faithfully reproduce an artist’s sound, or steer them in a new direction? I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will venture through the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment and we figure out hour 1 of the 10,000 hour journey. Bedroom Beethovens was created to produce a podcast featuring individuals who produce music for an audience that’s listening.

Hi, I’m Cello, and as an audiophile and cratedigger, I realized that I am endlessly fascinated by the mind of a musician. What makes an amazing producer? Is it their technical know-how, or their innate musicianship? Is it an ear for a hit or a knack for the commercial? The ability to faithfully reproduce an artist’s sound, or steer them in a new direction? I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will venture through the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment and we figure out hour 1 of the 10,000 hour journey. Bedroom Beethovens was created to produce a podcast featuring individuals who produce music for an audience that’s listening.
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Hi, I’m Cello, and as an audiophile and cratedigger, I realized that I am endlessly fascinated by the mind of a musician. What makes an amazing producer? Is it their technical know-how, or their innate musicianship? Is it an ear for a hit or a knack for the commercial? The ability to faithfully reproduce an artist’s sound, or steer them in a new direction? I invite you to join me as I explore other people’s stories. We will venture through the challenges and setbacks that ultimately lead to growth and betterment and we figure out hour 1 of the 10,000 hour journey. Bedroom Beethovens was created to produce a podcast featuring individuals who produce music for an audience that’s listening.

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Episodes

033: Patrick Pryor

9/18/2019
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Producer/songwriter Patrick Pryor returns to the podcast! We chat about celebrity podcasting culture as it is booming as stars enter the field. Is it fair? Should we have a louder voice? Then we dive into Chance the Rapper’s new album and chat about the evolution of an artist. Lastly, before we talk about his new projects, you may have a little bit of extra dough lying around that you are planning on using to get a feature from a bigger rapper. Luckily for you, if you want to know how much a...

Duration:00:47:43

032: Brian Owens

9/11/2019
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This week I am honored to sit down with Brian Owens. He has a new album entitled, Love Came Down, which is poised to touch millions. We chat and touch upon themes of faith, family, and purpose as Brian offers words and explanations of his most personal and introspective recording to date. We chat about the tragedies within Ferguson, MO to the artistry of Johnny Cash. No stone is left unturned as we deep dive into a discussion through his music leading up to his latest album, which...

Duration:00:39:09

031: Zo!

9/4/2019
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It's crazy to think that at only 31 episodes in, I've been lucky enough to have another FE artist join me for a chat. Phonte and Zo! have worked together extensively over the years via The Foreign Exchange, and we dive deep into his new project(s) FourFront and their era-and-genre-hopping work on the new IFC series Sherman's Showcase. We chat a bit about how the guest list on this new record came together and we reminisce about how we both encountered 27 inches of snow back in Maryland 10...

Duration:00:35:24

030: Khari Mateen

8/28/2019
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Khari Mateen joins me on the 30th episode of the podcast. He is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist working all over the world. Working with Grammy-nominated artist and on Emmy-winning films, he’s had a successful music career spanning various projects, collaborations and albums. His work encompasses his perspective, creativity and storytelling via song. WE chat about how ?uestlove's mom got him his first job at a movie theater in Philly, to eventually working on numerous...

Duration:00:42:19

029: Bishop Nehru

8/21/2019
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This episode I sit down with Bishop Nehru to talk about his love/hate relationship with New York, his ability to see/hear colors via music which aids him in identifying notes or keys, and racial tension in America and beyond. If you just take the time to ask supergenius people, you'll notice that they, their learning process, the way they process information, is slightly different. It's really interesting to see the people who do and the people who don't. He's got a new EP coming out and a...

Duration:00:37:59

028: Chordandjocks

8/14/2019
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Chordandjocks is a 24-year-old producer from central Arkansas who caught my attention and I wanted to sit down and talk about navigating through marching band in high school to finding himself in his college days producing music. Other topics we touch upon is discussion of Chance the Rappers' new album, one where although the production style of the songs changes throughout the album, many of the tracks continue to contemplate the ups and downs of romantic relationships. We weigh in on this...

Duration:00:36:51

027: Mega Ran

8/7/2019
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Oh man, Mega Ran is in the building! Fresh from Comic Con, we have a serious chat about black representation through video games and he then lets me know we shouldn’t be so dismissive of the idea that a renowned rapper draws inspiration from video games. We chat about progression of todays youth, reflecting back on his days as a teacher, and we chat about his future which includes a brand new podcast entitled ‘Random Encounters’, a published book by the years end and the beginning stages of...

Duration:00:46:33

026: J-Zone

7/31/2019
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J-Zone swings by before dropping the Du-Rites live album, Soundcheck at 6, to chat about music back in the 50’s and 60’s and how young musicians had to survive the tutelage of ruthless mentors like Miles Davis and Joe Dukes. This leads us down a winding road of social media culture, the self loathing nature of artist and aspects of professionalism, Nas beat selections and his own love affair with funk music. We run the gamut on numerous musicians like Benson slowly but surely developing into...

Duration:00:59:30

025: Matt Rose

7/24/2019
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This episode I put the spotlight on rising artist, writer, and producer Matt Rose. We chat about soul music, the balancing act of co-producing your own records, and growing up in the church. It’s a strange thing to ponder something like D’Angelo‘s Brown Sugar in terms of its influence–musical or cultural–over the 20 years since initial release but we dive into Kaytranada & Leon Bridges comparisons and how its impacted him as his own musical influences. After all, his single “Apology” aims to...

Duration:00:40:45

024: Von Pea

7/16/2019
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Von Pea joins me this week to chat about growing up down the street from Jay-Z, to knowing Donwill from the Okayplayer message boards which formed the group Tanya Morgan. Topics discussed includes the process of creating his new album, his introduction to Fruity Loops, Madlib and using digital software versus hardware to create a beat, and the hype of having a day job. Streaming culture versus vinyl gets thrown back and forth and we go through the discography of Pea's Gotta Have It to YGWY$4...

Duration:00:51:24

023: King I Divine

7/10/2019
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The almighty King I Divine joins me for a sit-down to chat about authenticity in hip-hop, not conforming to a certain sound, and staying true to yourself. We also tackle the Kanye/Chaka Khan sampling fiasco, Madlib using an iPad to craft an entire album and what to expect from Divine Scienze III. We chat about growing up in Queens, and why I owe Scienze $30 for a vinyl years ago. He is back after a hiatus to grace us with numerous new projects, with Firefly EP being the latest. This year is...

Duration:00:39:46

022: Koolade

7/3/2019
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Croatian producer Koolade (real name Matko Šašek) has crossed Heads’ radars for 20 or so years, with a CV of veritable who’s-who in hip-hip including, Sean Price, Ghostface Killah, Sadat X, and many others, We talk about constructing the production work on Masta Ace's "Beautiful" on the album A Long Hot Summer and 'Disperse' for Consequence, his current EP 'Benches', and his new G-Funk albums coming this summer. We talk about his views on the industry and how he divides his time between the...

Duration:00:38:14

021: Jansport J

6/26/2019
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This week Jansport J ( prod. credits Ab-Soul, Ty Dolla Sign, Hit-Boy, Kool G Rap, Snoop Dogg) swings by to talk about his newly released album, Low. From scraping over 15 tracks of the album, and being comfortable enough to delay it until he was happy with it, its a great lesson in personal fulfillment. We run it back to Covina, California growing up, finding inspiration from Timbaland and Dilla, to looking ahead in 2020 as he crafts his musical masterpiece...album #10. It's a deep dive into...

Duration:00:44:20

020: Nicolay

6/19/2019
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Dutch record producer Nicolay (born Matthijs Rook), does everything from writing, producing and engineering, to business battles and touring. You might know him best as one-half of The Foreign Exchange with Little Brother co-founder Phonte Coleman. I’ve been a personal fan of Nicolay’s for over a decade and I was very honored to sit down and navigate through those years of being a bedroom producer who just moved to the U.S. leading up to now, which is a Grammy-nominated producer that’s five...

Duration:00:51:50

019: Tall Black Guy

6/12/2019
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Tall Black Guy, one of my favorite producers of all time, sits down with me to talk about music and life. We talk about his headspace while creating music which extends into his other projects, which leads us into dipping your toe into the jazz world, and analyzing the miscommunications between a lyricist and a producer. Its an all encompassing look into the world of Mr. Terrel Wallace, who has cemented his position as a standard bearer for the current hip hop and beats scene. From Detriot,...

Duration:00:29:23

018: Astro Raw

6/5/2019
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Constantly embracing polarity, mixing and matching sounds and visuals to create something new and unique – LION BABE are the New York duo formed of singer/songwriter and performance artist Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman a.k.a. Astro Raw. Since he draws on an eclectic mix of influences for their sonic and stunning visuals, we dive into an in depth conversation about growing up in the rich melting pot of cultures that New York offers. We also dive into getting into music in an early...

Duration:00:31:40

017: K, Le Maestro

5/29/2019
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Browsing Twitter on a daily basis this guy kept popping up on my timeline to the point I couldn't ignore him any longer. This weeks episode features K, Le Maestro, a talented young man on the rise who taught me that true creativity is about existence and being and giving of yourself and being honest -- true creativity. He has already caught the ear of esteemed beatsmiths like Dibia$e, Elaquent, & Flying Lotus, by dropping a steady stream of remixes and original productions. Only midway...

Duration:00:39:38

016: Phoniks

5/22/2019
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If we're talking about the definition of hip-hop you cant talk about it without mentioning authenticity. Music runs the world so if there isn't any authenticity in the music then there isn't in the world. So many people lie in their rhymes, lie about what they got, lie about who they know, pretending to be someone else. Not this episode! Don't Sleep Records employs a roster of dope MC's true to the game - and I have the resident beatmaker Phoniks joining me this week. Known for his...

Duration:00:43:39

015: Tuamie

5/15/2019
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Up to bat this week is Mutant Academy producer Tuamie who knew he wanted to do something creative with his life from a young age. In episode 15 of the podcast, he shares his music-making journey, how DJ Premier and Pete Rock inspired him, and his plans to release volume after volume (all the way up to vol. 10!) of Emergency Raps, a series he started with Mutant Academy's four core rappers. Opening this episode, I play a sample from his latest tape, where Fly Anakin exclaims he has the best...

Duration:00:32:13

014: Ace da Vinci

5/8/2019
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Ace da Vinci, the Chi-Town MC & producer, began developing his craft at the age of 16. Since then, he’s been building a formidable following, deepening track-listing & domineering presence in his music. As the creator of SmartMouf Ent, da Vinci has solid intentions on establishing a sound in Hip-Hop that is incomparable to most & rivaled by none. His flow can be aggressive or laid-back, and his lyrics are largely politically-charged or deeply personal anthems of self-empowerment, often both...

Duration:00:43:13